WSR 09-15-184

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed July 22, 2009, 8:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is amending WAC 388-513-1315 Eligibility for long-term care (institutional, waiver, and hospice) services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Reference to the alien emergency medical program for nursing facilities will be removed, and a reference to the new WAC section regarding noncitizens and the state funded nursing facility program will be added.

Other policy changes on this subject may be incorporated into this rule making. Other WAC chapters may need to be updated as a result of this rule making.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Rolley, Home and Community Services, P.O. Box 45600, Olympia, WA 98504-5600, phone (360) 725-2271, fax (360) 407-7582, e-mail rollelj@dshs.wa.gov.

July 22, 2009

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office